As a mom of 5 kids, I know that moms everywhere imagine that they would love to spend Mother’s day all snuggled up in their bed with coffee, comfy pajamas, and the remote to the tv.. and food brought to us on demand. Possibly having the kids super quiet doing something productive with dad and no one leaving a mess behind for us to find and clean the next day. Even though that might seem like I just need a break from “mom”, I know that doesn’t mean I don’t love my family to pieces. In all the chaos, meltdowns, chores, laundry and long to do lists, I still cherish being able to celebrate the reasons why I love being a mom.

I want to document those reasons for you. I want to you have something that you can look back on and hear the laughter of your children or the sweet way they say, “I love you mom”. If you have older children or teenagers, I want to document these moments of you all having fun, being creative or just being together. Because there will be a time in your life where all is calm and quiet and you just crave to hear the word “mom” again.

Motherhood Session from Jax Creations Photography on Vimeo.

 

This Mother’s Day let’s celebrate those moms that are behind the scenes, behind the meltdowns and behind the messy lunches and put them in front of the lens. Glorify them and thank them for all they do, each and everyday. It’s easy to get lost in the chaos that life is.  Let me help you rejoice and be joyful for the wonderful world of motherhood that has been created for you. What better gift then one that can be cherished forever?

 

Motherhood Film Session $450
1 Hour, 15 images, short film

Sessions must be purchased (minimum 50% retainer) by end end of day on Mother’s Day (May 14, 2017). Session must be used by August 14 2017. Sessions are documentary-style and will tell a story, and will take place in or near your home. The focus of the session will be on mom, but other family members are welcome to be included. Must live in the surrounding areas of Spokane Washington, Coeur d’Alene and Sandpoint Idaho. Cannot be modified in any way or combined with any other offer. Additional fees may apply for travel costs.

 

To schedule your Motherhood Film session – please fill out the CLIENT FORM.

 

Happy Mother’s Day to all you amazing women!

Pinks, purples, dresses, painting pictures, playing with momma and loving on sister…. these are things that tell their story.

This beautiful momma welcomed home a new baby girl for all to love and snuggle on and for their storyteller session, I was welcomed into their home for a little sneak peek and introduction of new baby, Miss Hadley.

While baby sister was able to get some rest, her big sister and I spent some time playing with eggs, puzzles, dress up and more! Here is a sneak peek into their storyteller session.

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It’s Christmas time and how blessed am I with a life full of joy! This fall I decided to get back into the film part of photography – film meaning videos. I was able to take a refresher course that helped me get my focus back with video and I dug back to my roots of my WHY I do photography – for the meaning of it all.

I was so thrilled when one of my clients decided that they too wanted to document a moment of their life and asked me to create a Pure Moment Film for them. All she had to say was “december” and visions were dancing around in my head. She wanted to capture some Christmas memories that were special to her family which included searching and cutting down their tree, decorating it, making cookies and reading a sweet story all together.

Here is their Pure Moments Film – It’s Christmas Time.

Rawson Family Christmas from Jax Creations Photography on Vimeo.

 

Before the snow fell, I got to spend an afternoon with one of my favorite families at Falls Park in Post Falls creating a Pure Moments Film.

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If you have never seen one of the pure moments film, they are so dear to me. Pure moment films are about the moment hearing your baby coo, the sound of your baby eating, the way he softly touches your face as you are snuggling…. It is that moment watching your little girl run in the field chasing a butterfly or the sound of laughter as the bubbles ticklers her nose…. watching the way your son sticks out his tongue as he concentrates so hard on his lego creations… it is about watching nana roll out the gingerbread dough carefully and see the details in her hands as she carefully transfers the cookies from the table to the cookies sheet to bake.

It is the pure moments of childhood – of life.

Jax Creations Photography is proud to offer a special collection ~ Pure Moments Film~ a collection of both print and video. Capturing not only the moment in time, but also the sound, the feeling, and emotion.

Capture your life moment in your own film.

 

The Cooper family had watched a few films that I created and they themselves wanted their own little Pure Moment Film for their home.

Turn up the music and take a peek at their Pure Moment Film and a sneak peek of a few images from our family fun day at Falls Park.

 

A Family Fun Day – The Coopers from Jax Creations Photography on Vimeo.

 

 

I would love to offer you a gift to celebrate our first real first snow fall and the coming of Christmas. Between Black Friday, Small Shop Saturday and Cyber Monday (crazy days) – let’s keep this going and for ONE week, I am offering $100 off any Pure Moments Session.

Are you thinking what would you capture?? There are so many things we can do. Christmas has so many options for us such as cookie decorating, craft making, decorating the tree, wrapping gifts. Or what about just play time with your kiddos. No need to stress over dressing perfect for the camera or fixing bed head- just gather the toys and play-doh and have some fun!

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I recently took a workshop for video and I am so glad that I was able to be a part of this. I needed it. I need help with my little hic-cups and that pep talk to give me confidence to keep sharing my heart for providing video sessions to clients. One of the assignments was to make a video featuring our family learning all the tools we learned. It felt so wonderful to get behind the camera to focus on my family. They are always there for me in all of my moments of life and business and it was great to sneak in some moments that I will keep safely tucked away in my mommy vault.

I always tell my clients to not stress when planning their session – that I really want them to just enjoy the moment. Granted I totally understand how hard it is to act natural when someone has a camera on you, but after the first few minutes pass, I hope that the big black camera becomes a blur and they really do just enjoy the moment they are in. I love to be able to capture raw real moments between parents and the kids. Natural reactions are the best!! So when I turned my camera towards my own family, I had to take my own advice and just go with it. Outfits weren’t perfect, the house was not clean, and most of the time, the moment was not planned. Real- natural- raw moments were captured and I am so happy that I was there to capture it.

 

I love to share sessions from clients but today I wanted to share my family with you. Each moment has a meaning and I can sit here for hours and tell you a story to each moment, but I will spare you the novel 🙂

Here is MY family – Fall 2016

2016 Fall Family Favorites from Jax Creations Photography on Vimeo.

 

I have been a photographer for about 10 years- back before there was so much information available on the web, so I had a lot of falls, bumps, and bruises, but it was my heart and passion and the families I got to meet that kept me going. I have started on my plan again this year and through life lessons, I learned again that sticking to my heart and my meaning of photography, to do just that. I am slowly changing things around and offering more of what I believe in. In the next month or so you will start to visually seeing these changes and I can’t wait for you to see it! I love to connect with my clients giving them an experience more than just an “appointment” so once again you  as clients will see changes just meant for you – in every session- before, during and after.

New clients – you are in for a treat because your time with Jax Creations Photography will be an experience – something special just for you and your family.

Pure Moment Films will be in heavy swing and I have something EXTRA awesome special for those who want to book a Pure Moment Film session.  Those sessions will still include photos and video but I have something a little special just for you!

Thank you all for your support in all that I create!

~Jackie